Todd Sheehan

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An Extreme New Treatment Has Cured Patients of MS

17 of 24 patients saw their MS halted or reversed.<p>An extreme new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been shown to stop the disease in its …

Google's new Spaces app mixes chat, YouTube, and Chrome

With Google+ dying a slow death, Google has been looking for other ways to help users share content online. Its latest attempt is a new standalone app for group discussions on specific topics called Spaces.<p>It’s simple enough: you create a ‘Space’ dedicated to a particular interest, and then invite …

Apps

Drummer Neil Peart To Release Book Documenting Final Rush Tour

On September 13, the latest book from Rush drummer <b>Neil Peart</b> will be released. <i>Far and Wide: Bring that Horizon to Me!</i> documents Peart’s experiences …

20. Cartel Land (2015)

Everybody loves a good documentary.<p>Documentaries widen your knowledge and teach you about amazing things you might never have stumbled upon in any …

Cartels

Interview: Frank Sinatra’s Final Drummer

In honor of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday, Gregg Field reflects on both the good and the bad of working with the legendary singer. There was no …

Music

Iggy Pop - John Peel Lecture 2014

A Day After iOS 9’s Launch, Ad Blockers Top The App Store

One of the better features in this week’s newly released version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 9, is the ability for users to block ads on mobile websites, along with other content that can slow down browsing and eat away at mobile data plans. And while somewhat of a geekier feature to …

Three new plug-ins from Kenneth Gaw will make your life easier - Scoring Notes

Plug-in developer Kenneth Gaw has released three new plug-ins for Sibelius, and updated a fourth, that are bound to save you time and mouse-clicks. …

Music Production

Virotherapy: skin cancer successfully treated with herpes-based drug

‘Virotherapy’ uses modified herpes virus to attack melanoma cells and has potential to overcome cancer even when disease has spread throughout the body<p>Patients with aggressive skin cancer have been treated successfully using a drug based on the herpes virus, in a trial that could pave the way for a …

Immunotherapy

Lukas Zahradnik Is Your 2015 World AeroPress Champion

Lukas Zahradnik of Green Plantation Coffee in Komarno, Slovakia has won the 2015 World AeroPress Champion. This is Mr. Zahradnik’s first career WAC …

How AeroPress Fans Are Hacking Their Way To A Better Cup Of Coffee

Perhaps it takes a hacker to lure a hacker.<p>And Alan Adler, 76, is the ultimate hacker. A serial inventor based in Silicon Valley, Adler has 40 patents to his name. But among coffee aficionados, it's an incredibly simple device that's earned him accolades: the AeroPress.<p>The AeroPress is essentially …

Coffee

How to Get Your Student Debt Forgiven

Student loans have grown to become the second-largest source of consumer debt in the U.S. behind only home mortgages, surpassing credit card debt since the financial crisis.<p>And there is little relief in sight. Grads must repay loans even if they drop out of college or can't find a job. That could …

College & University

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra out of sync with potential audiences, survey finds

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra wanted to find out what potential audiences thought about concerts at Heinz Hall and the people who attend them. …

Symphony Orchestra

Before I Go: A Stanford neurosurgeon’s parting wisdom about life and time

In residency, there’s a saying: The days are long, but the years are short. In neurosurgical training, the day usually began a little before 6 a.m., and lasted until the operating was done, which depended, in part, on how quick you were in the OR.<p>A resident’s surgical skill is judged by his …

Medicine

What You Need To Know About Facebook Changes on Flipboard

Facebook announced changes to the content they’re willing to share with third parties, including Flipboard. We want to give you a head’s up about what this means for you. Here’s what you need to know:<p>If you are among the two percent of readers who views Facebook on Flipboard, we regret to tell you …

TV shows

Use DataMan Stopwatch iPhone widget to track your data usage

How much data are you using at this very moment? DataMan's new Stopwatch widget lets you track your usage right from your iPhone's Notification Center.<p>If you are constantly up against your monthly data limit, the DataMan iPhone app can help you keep closer tabs on your data usage. And its new …

Apps

25 Hearty Winter Stews

Gallery25 Hearty Winter Stews<p>At this time of year, it's often difficult to wrangle whatever is in your fridge and whip up something sufficiently filling and warming for dinner. Coming in from the cold can make you want to hibernate—not take on big, labor-intensive projects. Enter the stew: minimal …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

Nerdist Podcast: Paul McCartney

Sir Paul McCartney talks with Chris, Matt and Jonah about the first time he came to New York City and how people today being too addicted to their …

How Jazz Drummer Antonio Sanchez Improvised the Birdman Score

<b>Alejandro González Iñárritu’s</b> award-contending drama <i>Birdman</i> is full of fantastical flourishes, as its protagonist, a washed-up actor played by <b>Michael Keaton</b>, ricochets back and forth across the bowels of a Broadway theater where he is attempting to make his professional comeback. But there is one …

Mystic Rhythms: Rush's Neil Peart On The First Rock Drummer

<i>All this week,</i>Morning Edition<i>is talking about drums and drummers. For the second installment in "Beat Week," Steve Inskeep spoke with Neil Peart about his early fascination with Gene Krupa and the demanding requirements of his playing.</i><p>When Rush's Neil Peart listens to "My Generation" by The Who, he …

Guitar

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Cancer

The Ultimate Guide To Paleo

Change is hard, but it might be worth it.<p>Maybe you want to lose weight, maybe you're just looking to get healthier and feel better. Either way, you're not alone. Paleo was the most googled diet in 2014, and chances are you have at least one friend who swears by it. BuzzFeed Life asked three experts …

Nutrition

Seven Reasons You Do Not Need an Orchestral Job to Make a Great Salary As a Musician

Without question, many music performance majors pursue a music degree to attain the lofty, lucrative, ultimate classical music employment prize – a …

Entrepreneurship

5 Orchestration Lessons from John Williams' Flight to Neverland

For many young film composers, including myself, John Williams is the guy when it comes to orchestral film music. His scores are lush, complex and …

Why Failing Orchestras Are the Problem of Every American

As the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra faces a lockout between its management and musicians, we find a troubled industry in the news once again. Orchestras are falling like dominoes. The mood is tense and the forecast is dismal. An erosive force, continual and subtle, is eating away the core of a …

Sergiu Celibidache on his Philosophy of Music